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Richard Williams Biography and Interesting Facts

Richard Williams is best known as the Director of Animation and designer of the new characters for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," for which he won two Academy Awards including a Special Achievement Award. Canadian-born Williams has won three US Academy Awards, three British Academy Awards, and an Emmy among 246 international awards-- starting with his first film" The Little Island "in 1958. Williams has also animated title sequences for "Return of the Pink Panther," "The Pink Panther Strikes Again," "What's New Pussycat," "Casino Royale "and linking sequences for "The Charge of the Light Brigade," as well as countless prize-winning commercials. In 1990 he was voted by his peers as "The Animator's Animator," and in 1995 he started giving the Richard Williams Animation Masterclasses for professionals and students worldwide in London, Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Sydney, Hong Kong, France and Denmark. He lives with his family in Wales and works as an independent film-maker. ... Read full biography